A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.
Pioneering study of the localization of Chinese culture in early modern Japan, using legends, classics, and historical terms as case studies.
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.
An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.
European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.
Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.
Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the towering figures of Renaissance mysticism.
Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece.
Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title
“McCarthy’s … erudition may very well render this work a contemporary classic in the continuing discussion of a maturing discipline.” — CHOICE
Uses Heidegger’s philosophy to critique and remedy “world order thinking” in international politics.
Presents the first complete account of the thought of David Hartley, one of the most original minds of the eighteenth century.
The field of Middle East studies is undergoing a generational change in academia, government, and the corporate community. The men and women who trained the present generation of scholars and who shaped ...
Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey frequently have been identified as the most influential American philosophers of their respective times. Although their direct contact in print and in political action ...
Questioning the very legitimacy of Western liberalism and the modern secular civilization it has given rise to, Dr. Gregorios critically examines the values of the European Enlightenment of the eighteenth ...